Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Politify lets you fill in your personal information and see which candidate’s economic policies most benefit you and your city. When I tried some national medians, Mitt came out on top. But when I put in my age and income, Obama won by a landslide. The site is a nonpartisan project based on data from the Census Bureau and IRS.
Check it out!

Politify lets you fill in your personal information and see which candidate’s economic policies most benefit you and your city. When I tried some national medians, Mitt came out on top. But when I put in my age and income, Obama won by a landslide. The site is a nonpartisan project based on data from the Census Bureau and IRS.

Check it out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Sunday, September 16, 2012
Voters have never felt so differently about economic news as they do today. From Pew:

With the election less than two months away, partisan differences in views of economic news have become wider than ever. Despite this month’s lackluster jobs report, there has been a modest decline in the percentage of Americans saying news about the economy is mostly bad – with virtually all of the change coming among Democrats …
Amid the nation’s financial crisis four years ago, there were virtually no differences in how Republicans, Democrats and independents viewed economic news. About eight-in-ten in each group said the news they were hearing was mostly bad.
Differences in perceptions of economic news emerged after Barack Obama took office. But they never have been as great as they are today. 

Read more.

Voters have never felt so differently about economic news as they do today. From Pew:

With the election less than two months away, partisan differences in views of economic news have become wider than ever. Despite this month’s lackluster jobs report, there has been a modest decline in the percentage of Americans saying news about the economy is mostly bad – with virtually all of the change coming among Democrats …

Amid the nation’s financial crisis four years ago, there were virtually no differences in how Republicans, Democrats and independents viewed economic news. About eight-in-ten in each group said the news they were hearing was mostly bad.

Differences in perceptions of economic news emerged after Barack Obama took office. But they never have been as great as they are today. 

Read more.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
adruidatheart:

This is actually a pretty accurate quiz I suggest you take it :)

Neat! We know there aren’t too many undecided voters in this election, but this is still a fun little quiz … 

adruidatheart:

This is actually a pretty accurate quiz I suggest you take it :)

Neat! We know there aren’t too many undecided voters in this election, but this is still a fun little quiz … 

Friday, September 7, 2012 Saturday, September 1, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
What does Romney need to accomplish tonight?

The end game for this more than $50 million bash in Tampa is in sight. Obviously all eyes are on the nominee, but the undercard tonight is a who’s who of it’s own: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Floridians Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Connie Mack are among the speakers. There will also be a surprise speaker on the slate (my guess is Nancy Reagan). The good news for Romney is there isn’t a speaker among them who will likely overshadow him — unless somebody pulls a Condi Rice and surprises the crowd with striking oratory (Rice cast a real shadow over Paul Ryan’s speech).
There is already a lot of hype about how this is the most important speech of Romney’s career. That is not necessarily true. It’s one of the most important speeches of his life, but there will be other opportunities to score points at the debates and on the campaign trail. Romney does have a chance here tonight to come across a little more likable, a little less out of step with the majority of Americans and cast himself as a candidate with real solutions.
This is a fragmented party, from tea partiers to Ron Paul libertarians to evangelicals to old school fiscally conservative centrists. They are united by one cause: defeating Obama. Many delegates admit privately that they are waiting for a reason to vote for Romney. He can score big points if undecided viewers and uninspired delegates come away tonight believing Romney has a plan.

Read more.

What does Romney need to accomplish tonight?

The end game for this more than $50 million bash in Tampa is in sight. Obviously all eyes are on the nominee, but the undercard tonight is a who’s who of it’s own: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Floridians Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Connie Mack are among the speakers. There will also be a surprise speaker on the slate (my guess is Nancy Reagan). The good news for Romney is there isn’t a speaker among them who will likely overshadow him — unless somebody pulls a Condi Rice and surprises the crowd with striking oratory (Rice cast a real shadow over Paul Ryan’s speech).

There is already a lot of hype about how this is the most important speech of Romney’s career. That is not necessarily true. It’s one of the most important speeches of his life, but there will be other opportunities to score points at the debates and on the campaign trail. Romney does have a chance here tonight to come across a little more likable, a little less out of step with the majority of Americans and cast himself as a candidate with real solutions.

This is a fragmented party, from tea partiers to Ron Paul libertarians to evangelicals to old school fiscally conservative centrists. They are united by one cause: defeating Obama. Many delegates admit privately that they are waiting for a reason to vote for Romney. He can score big points if undecided viewers and uninspired delegates come away tonight believing Romney has a plan.

Read more.

Ryan: ‘We need to stop spending money we don’t have.’ Reality: His highly touted budget plan will add to the deficit. Expect to see that quote in an ad … from Obama and the Democrats. Politics editor David Morris on Paul Ryan’s controversial convention speech last night. Read more commentary and live updates on our convention blog.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Expect the warm-and-fuzzy soft sell tonight from Mrs. Romney; look for Christie to jab at the Democrats. The bomb-lobbing New Jersey governor won’t bite the head off a bat, especially if Isaac turns out to be a killer storm, but he and Ann Romney should be colorful, must-see TV. Their speeches will have to set a tone for this soggy-start love-in. Political editor Ken Bazinet on Ann Romney and Chris Christie’s highly anticipated, primetime convention speeches. Ken’s commentating on our GOP Convention blog, where you can see updates from the convention and direct your questions/comments to our political team.